Improving healthy eating for people with disability
NDS has been funded through the Tasmanian Department of Health to deliver a program to improve healthy eating among people with disability.
There are two parts to the program: cooking demonstrations, which are tailored to the needs of individual organisations. Nutrition workshops are also scheduled across Tasmania to help equip people with the skills and knowledge to improve their healthy eating.
This is a two-year project, concluding June 2023.
Specific classes, tailored to the needs of each small group, these cooking demonstrations are a wonderful opportunity for people with disability and the people who support them. Nutrition Solution will design a cooking class that covers any dietary interests a particular group might have, and facilitate a demonstration that is engaging, fun, and educational. Nutrition Solutions can cover different cuisines, healthy alternatives, allergy friendly diets, texture modified diets, or really anything the participants are interested in.
These sessions are completely free, and cater to between 4 and 6 people with disability. If there are larger groups, multiple sessions are an option.
To get started in scheduling an event, please fill in the requested information from the flyer below and return to Kiahn Ryan. submit enquiry/feedback
Nutrition education workshops
Nutrition education workshops are designed to upskill those that support people with disability.
Workshops will cover:
- healthy eating and choice
- special diets for medical conditions that affect people with disability including:
- irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- texture modified diets
- diverticular disease
The nutrition education workshops will take place quarterly in each region.
Registrations are open now for the first and second round of the nutrition education workshops.
The cooking demonstrations and nutrition education workshops will be facilitated by dietitians from Nutrition Solutions Tasmania.
Accessible online module
An online module will also be designed to build knowledge about nutrition and special dietary needs. NDS will advise members when this resource becomes available.